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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Obenjo Kusanosuke wrote:
Actually, 4 of Shiba's books are available in English.

-The Last Shogun
-Drunk as a Lord
-The Tartar Whirlwind
-Kukai the Universal

Bless you, Obenjo! I forget things all the time, and you reminded me that I am always looking out for an affordable copy of Drunk as a Lord . Thanks to your timely reminder, I managed to find a used Amazon copy for only $29.99! It is usually $100 and up! (Thus the quip I had ready that "available" was a matter of debate for some of us regarding Shiba's books..) Laughing There are still a few copies at Amazon and Abebooks in the $30-50 range for anyone who is trying not to pay $100+ for this title. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that the upper half of Moe Yo Ken is now complete and up for free reading here. I'm going to take a little break before doing the concluding volume, so use this time to catch up! :)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
danluffey wrote:
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that the upper half of Moe Yo Ken is now complete and up for free reading here. I'm going to take a little break before doing the concluding volume, so use this time to catch up! Smile
Many thanks! I've made it all the way to the Hamaguri Gate incident, and I've got to say it is hard to stop reading once I start. Now that I've figured out how to take the laptop to bed and read online fairly effectively, my bedtime seems to have gotten a bit later... Laughing
Cheers and thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Danluffy, you did a wonderful job, I can't tell, how greatful I am!
I was so curious of this novel, the novel which influenced so much the Shinsengumi's picture in the popular culture. And besides, it's a very enjoyable story.
I hope you'll find time to continnue the translation, and if you manage to get the book published, you can count on me to buy it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello everyone. Thanks for supporting my translation for so long.

I just wanted to let you know that while I did have a contract ready to publish the book (both parts), it fell through due to legal problems, so I'm back to square one. I am uploading the revised chapters I had ready to send in to an editor up one a day for the next month, however, so if anyone is interested, please feel free to read and give me any kind of feedback. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ittosai Muroku 一刀斎夢録
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Last of Asada Jiro Shinsengumi Trilogy.

It is similar style with Mibu Gishiden. Shinsengumi survivor Saito Hajime speaks his memory of Shinsengumi to Army officer and swordsman Kajiwara.
About half of the story is random episodes of Shinsengumi but it becomes focusing on relationship between Saito and Ichimura Tetsunosuke. The last was ..... Crying or Very sad
My favorite part was "Katsu Kaishu became great man but Hijikata Toshizo became god because of the way he died."

This novel may becomes movie just like 2 other novels.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Toshizo no kubi (Toshizo's head)
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A man came to Hakodate to find Hijikata Toshizo's body. He is cousin of Furutaka Shuntaro who was tortured by Hijikata in Kyoto. Because of the grudge, he wanted to display Hijikata's head as a criminal.
Nagakura Shinpachi and Ichimura Tetsunosuke together fight against him and his assassins.
Very classic Jidaigeki style story.
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